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other. now it's time for investigators to get a closer look. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti joins me on the phone. we just had a conversation with the chairman of the national transportation safety board. she said there was one representative who left d.c. last night, more are on their way there now. what can you add for us, susan? >> reporter: of course the key question as i'm sure she indicated, how did it happen? you have the two commuter trains carrying about 250 people in all, one heading to new york city, one the opposite direction. the northbound train derails plowing near the southbound train. it's unclear how fast the trains were going but as you could imagine passengers were terrified. >> all of a sudden we just hear boom, and then we saw like smoke everywhere. and i was just with my two kids hugging them, embracing them. >> people almost flew over the seat. i held on but i'm okay. there's people that's hurt though. >> we went to the front of the train, kicked out windows. >> it will take a while to investigate and determine what happened, how fast they were going
. 70 people went to hospital. some are hurt badly. susan candiotti in bridgeport for us. officials released new information. what are they saying? >> reporter: the national transportation safety board just wrapping up its news conference. said it absolutely has not decided. it's so early. what could have possibly caused the crash. they did indicate they are focusing on one possibility. that is they found a small fracture in one of the railses involving the eastbound train. that's the one headed from new york to new haven and is the one that initially derailed and crashed with another commuter train 6:15 friday night. they will take a closer look at that. they are taking charge of the black boxeses called event recorders and sending those to the lab in washington, d.c. to analyze those for additional information. they are looking at a lot of possibilitieses here. nothing has been ruled out. governor malloy from the state of connecticut was here and talked about what he saw. >> what happened is a train derailed and is literally plowing through tons of gravel as well as tearing up met
could be closed for weeks. there are a number of victims. our susan candiotti, national correspondent, live for us in bridge port this morning. susan, thank you for joining us. i know you rushed right up there. any word from investigators on what they'll be looking for and talking to in this? >> reporter: right, hard to say exactly at this point. certainly one of the things they'll be looking at is was there a problem with the tracks? they'll be talking with the engineers on both trains to find out whether there are any mechanical problems or any human failures. these are some of the key things they always look for in an accident like this. poppy, if you look over my should, you may be able to make out some bulldozers there. looks like some construction work. this is one of the trains that was part of the derailment. but those bulldozers and the like have nothing to do, we're told, with the accident itself. they were already there. there was some construction work going on here. but it is apparent that when this accident hit at the height of rush hour, a little after 6:00 on friday ni
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